Skip to main content
6:00 am
little bit of wind out there. but most areas are colder than yesterday morning and we are ranging from anywhere in the lower 30s for a north and east bay valleys to the lower 40s as you get closer to the bay. that's this morning. then after the 8:00 hour we will begin to warm up. still a cool afternoon with high temperatures cooler than average. upper 40s up through ukiah and clear lake and even livermore. 48 degrees today for your high with san francisco coming in in the lower 50s, as well as the peninsula. then for the lower evening we look for numbers dropping through the 40s to about 40 degrees by 7:00, 8:00. then with less wind and clear skies, we are looking for an even colder night tonight into monday morning. that will bring in a freeze watch for the entire bay area tonight. i'll have that update for and you a look at our seven-day coming up a bit later. katie. >> that's when things get tricky. thank you, lisa. there are pets and plants and yourself to think about when the temperatures go below freezing.
6:01 am
kira klapper is out there live with how people are dealing with it. good morning. >> good morning. you must be so they would you are in the warm studio this morning. look, you can even see my breath. it is cold out here in petaluma. the overnight temperature dipped below to 27, which you can see by looking at this windshield. we are at a dealership in pet lama, victory dealership. take a look at that thick ice. now you are looking across the bay in berkeley where people last night were preparing for these cold temperatures. you see botanical garden workers hustling to cover their wild cacti, one of the most extensive collections in the world. pets are just as important to protect. a sweater donation program is helping to protect animals at the berkeley east bayman society. with temperatures in the low 40s by dinnertime last night, people were out celebrating their friday night but they are
6:02 am
enjoying certain foods more than others. japanese style hot pot is a popular cold weather dish. there's something kind of surprising to me, employees at ace berkeley were surprised by a popular item flying off the shelves. >> ant bait, ant sprays, anything for ants because when eats cold, it's rainy, the ants come into your house. >> yuk, right? i guess they want somewhere warm to go, especially when outdoor conditions are like this. i hope it's okay to say my photographer adam had to scrape ice like this off of his windshield in napa this morning, making him about ten minutes later than usual. so prepare if you are going out this morning to plan a little time ahead. i mean, it's not like when i lived in minnesota and i had to leave my house 30 minutes before to scrape my windshield. this is pretty bad for california. also the chp is warning there is black eyes on the road so be
6:03 am
careful out there this weekend. reporting live, abc7 news. >> speaking of the roads, i-5 is shut down over the grapevine because a big rig jackknifed in the snow and ice >> in other news four people died in separate smootings across oakland. the first took place at 2:30 yesterday on east 17th street. another person died on cannon avenue and a third victim died after being shot on 24th street around 4:15 and gunfire took a fourth victim around 8:20 last night on hillside street. sky 7hd shows this view of officers at the scene of the first shooting, again, on 17th street. officers were also looking for clues and witness at the second crime scene year diamond canyon park. no arrests have been made in any of the shootings. >> sonoma body sheriffs detectives have identified a man whose body was found as a recycling facility.
6:04 am
he is originally from mexico but he has lived in both santa rosa and eureka. he would sometimes stay with family members but he was a known transient. sky 7hd was overhead after a worker found the body at a recycling facility in petaluma yesterday afternoon. investigators say gomez diaz did not work at the disposal services. there are no obvious signs of trauma, but detectives are treating the death as suspicious. about 150 people came together in san francisco's mission district demanding a stop to violence against women. demonstrators carried banners as they marched along valencia street. the rally comes after a woman said she escaped a would-be rapist. she fought him off and screamed for help and he ran away after neighbors opened their windows and turned on their lights. the victim got her word out through social media. had some apartment residents have released surveillance video
6:05 am
in hopes of identifying who has been stealing their mail. tape shows two people breaking into the building on goff street wednesday morning. the thieves then stole the contents of the mailboxes. residents claim police department respond until yesterday after the same two people broke in >> this is a very busy city so we have to prioritize a lot of our calls. we have a and b and c priorities. as much as we would like to be everywhere, it's very difficult. >> residents say police told them postal inspectors would have to handle the incident since the theft was from inside the mailbox. charlie the pit bull is getting a reprieve. he attacked a mounted policeman and bit his horse. charlie was ordered to be euthanized, but the sentence was suspended while owner, david, fought to keep the dog alive.
6:06 am
the officials and the owner have agreed to a settlement. the man will give up ownership of the dog and san francisco animal care and control will place charlie in an animal sanctuary. new this morning, disgraced cyclist lance armstrong will reportedly admit to doping during an interview with oprah winfrey monday. anonymous sources say armstrong will admit to using performance-enhancing drugs but reportedly will not go into details. armstrong's attorney has yet to comment on the report, which follows a similar report by the new york times last week. the interview will air thursday on her cable channel. lat year the doping agency striped him of his seventh tour de france title and banned him for life from the start. it's do or die time for the 49ers tonight. the team face as tough playoff game against the packers at candlestick at fire. san francisco is supporting the team, showing spirit all over the city.
6:07 am
at the golden gate bridge, and you will notice this today, as well. follow takers are dressed up in 49er apparel. we have more. >> san francisco is glowing with 49er pride ahead of tomorrow's big playoff game against the packers. come game time candlestick will be warming with people and police, more officers than are usually at home games. there will be units on dirt bikes and motor patrol. >> and we will also have our plainclothes officers out there and they will be wearing, yes, both the green bay packer jerseys and also the 49 jerseys as well. >> with the new year came a new state law requiring all major league sports stadiums to post phone numbers fans can use to call securities. something candlestick has been doing for a while. it. a fan does see somebody or if someone is acting unruly, they can text us anonymously and that will be posted throughout candlestick. >> hopefully the game will be a good time for all. so far packers fans have had positive things to say about san francisco. he >> fun city to be in.
6:08 am
i'm having a blast. >> these friends flew in from alberta. that's canada, eh. this fan is also from canada. >> we've been here a half-hour. finally a fan from wisconsin. but he lived in bakersfield. >> go, pack, go! most of the cheering will be from 49ers fans. like this couple from iowa. it's their first time here but it won't be their last. >> i have season tickets for 40 years. >> you do not live here. >> right. we will travel out for every home game. >> i call that a super fan. everyone i met has tickets for the game. >> pretty good seats. >> row one end zone. we are ready for the lambeau elite. >> but if you still need to buy tickets, a word of warning to watch out for counterfeits. only way to guarantee the authenticity of a ticket is to buy it from a reputable vender. the game is sold out but they are talking about resale websites. abc7 news.
6:09 am
49ers fans continue to show off their red and gold pride. take a look at this family sporting niner jerseys by the christmas tree. and a motorcyclist caught up with the sourdough mascot, sam. e-mail your photos to ureport. we will be posting them at and we may just show yours on tv. next, the dark knight rises in petaluma, but who is the masked crusader who is riding around town look for villains? and a direct line to facebook [ fingers tapping ] [ rain pattering ] [ heels clicking ]
6:10 am
[ female announcer ] yoplait light tastes great now... ♪ ...and feels great later 20 delicious flavors of yoplait light, now at 90 calories each. yoplait, it is so good!
6:11 am
6:12 am
>> a public memorial is being held in morning for a teen age who are disappeared after a music fest. allysa byrne's body was found. an autopsy did not determine the cause of death. toxicology results could take up to six weeks. a public memorial is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. alisa's family is asking people to wear pink, which was her favorite color. people in her hometown learned she was missing in part because of the efforts of a man known only at the petaluma matt ban. about to see why they call him
6:13 am
that and what he does to help others. abc7 news reporter sergio reports from petaluma. for the last few weeks this caped character has been scooting through the streets of petaluma on a mission. >> there's a motto a hero can be anyone and it's kind of taken a hold of in the new batman movies and i thought that's kind of neat. >> it's not what i go after, but what i do defines me. >> at night he keeps an eye on the city, calling police if he sees anything out of the ordinary. >> i don't take it in my own if i do see something i call the cops and make sure everything is going smoothly. >> he has fairly battles with petaluma joker and other villains compete with choreographed fights downtown. it started as a dare with a facebook profile and quickly caught the attention of thousands of people online. >> i started to go out in my costume and people recognized what i was doing, a charity and entertainment value, not vigilante and here we are. >> earlier this month he posted flyers around town when alyssa byrne went missing. he posts about charitable events
6:14 am
and other events that need extra attention. he has gained a quick reputation around town. >> he was there to help in the search phase. it's pretty cool. >> i don't know what he's doing but he's bringing up the spirits in this town and that's what petaluma needs. we need a hero right now. >> we know his true identity but we have agreed to keep it confidential for his and his family's safety. bidet petaluma batman is a 19-year-old student with a day job and right now this is just a lot of fun. >> how long do you figure going to keep doing this, batman? >> until i wake up and i say to myself, you know, petaluma batman isn't fun anymore. as long as i can have a positive influence on people and nothing bad happens. >> i had a conversation with the petaluma shift sergeant. he said he's only seen petaluma batman once and he considers him pretty innocuous. he said anytime someone wants to give the police tips to a crime, that's welcome, even if it is
6:15 am
from a man wearing a mask and a cape. in petaluma, abc7 news. >> facebook is testing a $100 charge that would allow users to send a facebook message directly into founder mark zuckerberg's in box. without paying, it would land in his other folder, which is typically for spam. they are already testing a one dollar charge for the delivery of notes to nonfriends. my friend lisa argen is here with the forecast. >> unfortunately it is really cold out there. if you haven't felt that yet, be aware that we have numbers in the north and east bay valleys into the lower 30s right now. downtown san francisco, 41 degrees. go niners! we will be back with the forecast and a look when it is going to warm up. >> thanks, lisa. also next, warriors try to get back on track, facing blazers
6:16 am
rookie sensation
6:17 am
6:18 am
[ male announcer ] pillsbury grands biscuits. delicious. but say i press a few out flat... add some beef sloppy joe sauce... and cheese fold it all up and boom! i just made an unbeatable unsloppy joe pillsbury grands biscuits. let the making begin. that's been wrapped in a flaky crust stuffed with a gooey center toasted up all golden brown then given a delicious design? a toaster strudel. pillsbury toaster strudel. so fun. >> welcome back. >> thanks for joining us this saturday morning. lisa argen has your
6:19 am
temperatures. >> it will take several days for the cooler parcel of air to move on out of town. really you should get used to these overnight frosty temperatures. right now we are looking from emeryville. our high definition emeryville camera where temperatures in the east bay valleys are below freezing. but closer to the bay we are just a little bit warmer. live doppler 7hd, we aren't picking up any raindrops. we did have a few showers by the delta yesterday and offshore. but this morning we are partly cloudy. we will get even more clear skies tonight and that will help the temperatures drop even further into sunday morning and monday morning. good morning, napa, just 32 degrees. freezing in novato and 30 in santa rosa and concord. the numbers continue to drop off this morning. freezing in livermore. 33 in los gatos and 36 on the coast. the warm spot 41 san francisco, 39 oakland and 34 trees in redwood city. this morning we are much colder than we were yesterday as we head out to school yesterday or
6:20 am
work. but this morning maybe a chance to slope in and allow the numbers to warm up a little bit. it is warmer in napa and fairfield with two degrees cooling in san jose this morning. even colder sunday morning and monday morning. the averages there feature lots of sunshine and cool temperatures. below average, dry and milder weather. we will have to wait several days, though, until the numbers will reach the mid-and upper 50s. in fact, even 60s not out of the question by the end of the work week. overall we've had a few disturbances slide down the coast and that has allowed for a few clouds from time to time and some showers. but it's this feature, high pressure, that will dominate our weather for not only the weekend, but in the days ahead. so a few extra clouds around the bay this morning and higher dewpoints allowing for us to keep the temperatures up a bit. at the tahoe valley airport this morning it is minus 10 degrees.
6:21 am
afternoon highs in the mid-thomas. 34io semifinals tis. the lower 150s will be common around the bay area with upper 50s, really chilly for los angeles, 57 there. overnight lows tonight with a freeze watch in effect for the entire bay area. we will see the temperatures drop further. upper 20s livermore with 29 santa rosa. 33 san jose. freezing palo alto. below that in santa cruz, 38 half moon bay and about 41 san francisco. afternoon highs, 51 richmond, san jose and palo alto with upper 40s half moon bay, and liverpool today. pretty cool here, anywhere from 8 degrees below average around hollister and this afternoon and early evening we've got the niners taking on the cheese heads, right? upper 40s to low 40s. we will look for the look ahead to bring the cold and frosty mornings in the days ahead. finally a little bit of
6:22 am
moderating by the middle of the week, up 50s to near 60. that will keep us around normal for thursday and friday. >> the sun is very misleading and tricky. >> true. >> thank you. >> in sports, tonight the 40ers and packers play in the nfc divisional playoff game. it's at candlestick. kickoff at five. last night the warriors tried to snap a two game collusion streak against the trail blazer. larry beil has the highlights in this morning's sports. >> good morning, everybody. the warriors built a big lead last night and then they had to find a way to put out the fire because blazers damian lillard, he went off. the kid grew up in oakland and put on a show. lillard with his own cheering section filled with family and friends. warriors picked barns in the draft. and there he is on the alley oop from steph curry. steph 22 points, one assist, one to barns here. to the hoop with authority. warriors were cruising up 15, but here comes damian lillard. smoldering!
6:23 am
sizzling! hit ten straight shots. the lay-up, way downtown. career best 47 points for lillard in his homecoming. final minute down to a four-point lead. steph to carl landry, and the warriors, a high of relief. holding off the blazers to snap a skid. 107-97. the 49ers play the packers tonight. kind of usual near, the 49ers quarterback grew up rooting for the packers. rogers, he used to cheer for the niners. rogers grew up in chico. he was a big niner fan. wanted to be the next joe montana, throwing to rice. cap was born in milwaukee and as a kid he loved the pack, idolized brett favre. catcher neck's extended family lives in new london, wisconsin. that's down the road from green bay. they love their packers but for this game they will pull for the red and gold. >> i've been a packer fan my whole life and that will never change, but i always tell everybody family comes first and
6:24 am
there's no way i'm conflicted. gunshots who i want to win. remember the 2005 draft? rogers will never forget that day as he plummeted down the road. the niners by passed him and took smith. rogers fell to the packers. and the combination of those factors allowed the niners to finish half a game ahead of green bay. that's part of the reason why san francisco has home field for this playoff game. rogers said he's looking forward to playing at candlestick. >> it will be fun . i went to a few baseball games there growing up and saw a game there when i was in college. you know, it's a stadium that's got a lot of tradition. but it will be a loud game, it will be a great environment and it should be a good show for the fans. >> second round of the season open in hawaii. the rainbow always a good sign.
6:25 am
shot of the day, mark leashman. second shot, par 4, eighth hole. it is going, going and gone for eagle. 5 under parker. scott piercey, bogey 3. through the tournament, two rounds. he's tied for second. two back of rookie russell henley, who leads it 14-under par. that's a wrap on sports. have a great weekend, everybody. i'm larry beil. coming up next, a sudden surge of activity at bay area flu clinics. is the outbreak moving into california? and the new warning for women as thieves get more and violent in an effort to steal smartphones.
6:26 am
6:27 am
lecareer. how do you get from here... to here? at university of phoenix we're moving career planning forward so you can start figuring that out sooner. ln fact, by thinking about where want your education to lead, while you're still in school, you might find the best route... leads somewhere you weren't even looking. let's get to work. >> the centers for disease control says a nationwide flu
6:28 am
outbreak is spreading, but it's now concentrated in fewer states. as this map indicates, california in green has not been hit yet, but the outbreak is growing worse in the states whiled in red. abc7 news reporter heather shows us what is being done to prevent a major outbreak here. >> these flu vaccine doses are among the last available at the northern california kaiser facilities. >> we are running low and in some facilities there are certain types of the flu vaccine we have no longer available. >> the state believes there is still enough available elsewhere through pharmacies and doctors offices, but northern california kaiser patients have used most of the 1.35 million doses purchased by the hospital. >> although we are looking desperately to try to find vaccine that's still available on the market, most of the flu vaccine has been purchased in this country. >> in california this flu season there have been four deaths so far. two in sacramento, a young man and an elderly patient.
6:29 am
twenty children have died from flu nationwide and although there is no running tally of adult deaths, the cdc estimates there are about 24,000 deaths a year. this map shows how the flu outbreak is severe in the eastern red states while california in green has relatively few cases. >> one, two, three. >> conrad has never in his life had a flu shot and doctors express urgent care in fremont, he decided to do it after hearing the reports about what is happening back east and watching his 23-year-old son suffer with the virus. >> my son just got really sick. saturday night, he said, dad, i'm deathly ill. he was sick for three days. and he said i think it's time for me to start getting vaccinated so it's my first time. >> doctors think it's a matter of time before the number of cases shoots up in california. this doctor has a prevention tip to go along with frequent hand-washing. he said there's evidence 15 milligrams of zinc a day helps.
6:30 am
>> i can tell you i'm taking it. >> the doctor said it's too late in the flu season to have any more vaccine made and have it make any kind of a difference. in walnut creek, abc7 news. if your family needs to get flu shots, we have a list of resources available at abc7, including the shu the flu program where children can get flu shots for free. new this morning, president obama is talking about a timetable for ending america's involvement in the war in afghanistan. the president has invited afghanistan's president, karzai, to the white house to discuss an exit strategy. in the coming months they will announce the next phase of the draw down, allowing afghan force to take the lead in securing their country. he said by the end of 2014 america's war in afghanistan will be over with work to be
6:31 am
done at home. >> the nation we need to rebuild is our own. as we do, we have to take care of our troops and veterans who fought in our name. we have to grow our economy and shrink our deficits. create new jobs and boost family incomes. we have to fix our infrastructure and our immigration system. we have to protect our planet from the destructive effects of climate change and protect our children from the horrors of gun violence. >> the republican response by nebraska senator deb fischer calls for reducing the deficit by cutting social programs while preserving the nation's military. vice president joe biden met with a group from the video game industry yesterday wrapping up a week of conferences about gun violence and safety. among the companies represented, electronic arts from redwood shores. many of its games have been criticized for glamorizing gun violence. mr. biden commented the newtown tragedy is a watershed moment in history. >> i have never quite seen anything that has shocked the consciousness of the american
6:32 am
people like six and seven-year-old kids being riddled with bullets in a classroom, in a neighborhood in an area that was considered to be immune from this kind of behaver. the vice president will deliver recommendations on curbing gun violence to president obama by tuesday. a central valley high school student shot by a classmate is on life support in expensive -- in intense of care. the 16-year-old high school student is expected to survive. the shooter is being interviewed by police, who are trying to determine his motive. a vigil was held last night where thursday's shooting took place in the small oil-producing town west of bakersfield. the 16-year-old gunman walked into his science class and began firing with a 12 gauge shotgun. he didn't say a word. he fired at a second student but missed before the teacher was able to talk him down. >> we were all together in the room. everyone was helping each other. everybody was afraid that everyone was there for each other. >> police say the two victims
6:33 am
were targeted because the shooter says he had been bullied by them. new this morning a car wash fundraiser is planned for 9:00 in san jose to help a family who lost three members in an apartment fire. the december 29th fire killed the family members. proceeds raised today and tomorrow at agave restaurant on monterey road will help pay for funeral costs. a series of violent attacks on women in san francisco is prompting new warnings about using your cell phone in public. it's a growing problem. last year half of all robberies involved stealing an electronic device. we have the story. this woman walking along polk street was texting and not looking up. it's inattention like this that san francisco police says makes people vulnerable to snatch and grab thieves, which is what happened to amanda's coworker. >> some guy came through the neighborhood, walking fast and swiped it right out of her hands.
6:34 am
>> amanda, who does not want to be identified, said she and her co-workers posted in letter on the window. it warns women that cell phone thieves have been active in the area. one was outside her home. >> we her the girl screaming and called the police, and it was pretty scary. >> those two instances occurred within days of another woman being badly beaten here on jones and california streets for her smartphone. tuesday another woman was attack for her phone and purse here at the bus stop. the thief used the stun gun. >> she did approach the victim, stunned her in the face, demanding her phone. during a struggle the phone fell to the ground and he stunned her once again in the chest. >> san francisco police officer said they have a description of that man and police are looking for him. all these thefts happened during daylight hours. the bus stop theft occurred at 1:25 in the afternoon. many such robberies happen on muni. this video shows man sitting behind a woman whose face is
6:35 am
blurred out. he grabs her phone and takes off. and this man grabs a woman's phone as the door is open. many women are now taking precautions. >> sometimes i'm on the bus, and i never take my cell phone out because it's risk. >> san francisco police say half of all robberies last year involved electronic devices. many of those robberies can be prevented if people pa attention to their surroundings. abc7 news. coming up next, remembering a bay area treasure. a look back at the life of one of san francisco's most famous twins. and taking a live look outside at 6:36. this is from our hd roof cam over the skyscrapers of san francisco. it is a chilly morning and it is going to be a chilly night. lisa argen will have your
6:36 am
6:37 am
6:38 am
>> thanks for joining us. you are looking live at the san mateo bridge. it's clear and dry out there but cold, really cold. in fact, there's going to be a freeze watch tonight in several areas of the bay area. so stick with us. lisa argen will have all the specifics for you coming up in her forecast.
6:39 am
>> a san francisco legend has passed away, or more accurate half of a legendary team. abc7 news reporter jonathan bloom has more on vivian brown, one of the famous san francisco twins whose sister now has to carry on without her. >> in the small family-owned nob hill cafe, a corner table sits empty. a table that two nights a week was home to one of san francisco's biggest attractions. >> i'm marion and i'm vivian. >> i know, but what's your last name. >> brown. >> they graced countless advertisements and they weren't just guests at the cafe, they were entertainment. >> they wanted autographs? >> always, they would get up and want to take pictures and the twins would love it. >> strolling through union square, they were as recognizable as sir francis drake's doormen. that ended when vivian was hospitalized for alzheimer's disease. she was the he would by 8
6:40 am
minutes. ser sister alone for the first time. >> i hope they find a cure for alzheimer's. marion visited vivian almost daily, thanks to an outpouring of donations that allowed her to stay in the city. >> people would e-mail with money to offer help and volunteer to donate. services are costly when you are elderly and you need care. >> caretakers say vivian finally passed away, peacefully in her sleep. >> the brown twins were so impeccable in their identicalness, even people who know them for decades say there isn't a story, a conversation or even an outfit that was just one of them. >> could you tell them apart? >> no, i couldn't tell them apart. honestly, i could not tell them apart. there was no way to tell them apart. as a matter of fact,, you would not want to tell them apart. >> former mayor, willie brown, said the twins embodied the uniqueness that represents san francisco. >> their passage means one-half of that theme is now gone.
6:41 am
a little bit of the city just left us. >> in san francisco, jonathan bloom, abc7 news. >> it is 6:42. lisa argen keeping an aon our very cold forecast. >> but it's a beautiful start to the frosty saturday. numbers in the lower 30s. here's a look from the east bay camera. we will talk about our warmup, when it's going to warm up coming up. >> thanks, lisa. also ahead, silicon valley car technology. we will take a driverless car for a test ride and you will be able to see how it can get into and out of a ti
6:42 am
6:43 am
>> good morning. take a look at this gorgeous sunrise from the embarcadero. the bay bridge in the background. such gorgeous dollars with the
6:44 am
blue sky. don't be tricked, it's not going to be warm, it's probably the coldest out there right now. lisa argen will be here in a few minutes with the details. the self-driving car may be years away but it's development is yielding short term advances to make driving safer and easier. some of that research is underway in silicon valley. business and technology reporter david louie shows us some examples. >> we can all relate to this, returning to a parking lot we find the car is boxed in, making it difficult, even impossible, to open the door but technology can solve this dilemma. ultrasonic sensors built into the bumpers, along with driver assisted technology, can move the car out of the tight box. while there's a long range vision to create autonomous or self-driving cars, audi is working on incremental technology. >> we assist them in very predictable situations. we also can allow that he is a little bit relaxed on what's happening with the car, but he still remains behind the
6:45 am
steering wheel to be in charge of what's happening with the car. >> audi is part of the volkswagen group that runs this electronics research lab in silicon valley. more than 100 engineers, designers and others are working on prototypes. here's another example of driver assistance. squeezing into a tight spot in the garage. while cars may some day be able to drive themselves, engineers believe drivers need to ease into it and to know when to intervene. >> if you suddenly introduce total autonomous technology, you don't know if the person takes over immediately, right? so we want to make sure there are steps that people have the experience and practice of being able to take over when they need to and then eventually it will be natural when they need to take over when the car is a little more autonomous. >> research such as this is often done in secret, but audi, by letting us see some of what they are working on, not only excites the public about the future of the automotive industry, but also gives
6:46 am
engineers here in the valley some impetus to rethink their careers and perhaps working in this field. abc7 news. >> lisa has the forecast now. it's a chilly one now and it will be chillier later. >> we have a lot of sunshine to look forward to. the sierra nevada not getting new snow but they have a cold start. minus 10 is the temperature at the tahoe valley airport, with the highs of the lower 20s. a clear sky all throughout the bay area back home but we had a few clouds overnight and a puff of wind out by the delta and higher dewpoints just enough for the national weather service to cancel that freeze warning that was in effect last night. we had a frost advisory, as well. that has been lifted. but we do have a freeze watch in effect for the entire bay area tonight, as more frosty temperatures are forecasted. here's a look at live doppler 7hd where our sweep on top of
6:47 am
mount saint helena. right now live showing absolutely nothing out there in terms of precipitation, but that could change as the system skirts along the shoreline in the days ahead. but unfortunately it is not going to move into the bay area. we're talking dry and cool for the next several days. right now it's 32 degrees in napa. good morning, livermore. just freezing there, as well. with novato at 32. 39 in oakland with 41 the warm spot san francisco. for our friends in the south bay, mid-30s san jose with 33 los gatos. this morning colder than we were friday morning. 8 degrees colder on the coast and 8 degrees warmer by the delta. that's why we didn't see the numbers drop into the 20s overnight tonight. but with the string of cold nights for the next several nights, we are still talking about frost. perhaps a hard freeze tonight. sunny and cool the rest of the weekend looks dry, and the milder weather getting into play by the middle to the end of the
6:48 am
work week. so it has been unusually cool. in fact, numbers should be in the mid-and upper 50s for this time of year. here's the system that really didn't am to anything. in fact, it just brought enough cloud cover and enough of a breeze out there to allow for the numbers to stay up just a little bit tonight or last night, i should say. partly cloudy skies to mostly sunny this afternoon. talked about that minus 10 at the tahoe valley airport. 26 for an afternoon high. 50 today in sacramento. it's just 57 in los angeles. they have had the icy roadways throughout the grapevine. 34 in yosemite and we will be dry from north to south today. overnight lows tonight, you will notice colder, 28 in livermore as well as napa with just 30 in concord. 31 for fremont and down in the south bay peninsula, 32, 33. bundle up. we have the game tonight. the 49ers this afternoon. but today in san francisco, just 50 degrees. it's six degrees below average. 52 oakland, as well as san jose
6:49 am
with 49 in clear lake, 48 livermore and 62 salinas. for the game temperatures will be dropping from the upper 40s to the mid-40s at candlestick and we will look for a clear and cold night overnight with possible freeze. frees patches all around the bay and looking at the frosty mornings through monday, upper 50s to about 60 by thursday and friday. so eventually we will warm up, but dry right on through the week. >> sure is. thank you, lisa. in sticking with weather, wantner the bay area is much different now than it was ten years ago. the abc7 news weather team is exploring decades of data to document how climate change is affecting weather here for special report airing tomorrow evening. you will also learn how the bay area's microclimates make the weather here different from just about anywhere else on earth. topography is one of the main reasons that we have such
6:50 am
diverse weather locks from location to lock. we have the higher terrain in the mountains and hill that help determine wind flow and that she would certain areas from rainfall. the abc7 news special, inside bay area weather, airs tomorrow evening at 6:30 right here on abc7. a bay area start-up is asking for an unusual contribution from the public, your organisms. idea is to peak inside your body and surprise you with the results. carolyn johnson, health and sighen reporter, has the details. >> for jessica, microbes are a window into the human body. >> everything in your gut, you are eating what you eat. >> she's talking about the thousands of biological hitchhikers that live in our stomachs and in our bodies. a community known as our microbiome. earlier this year researchers at the glad stone institute at ucf did a detailed map that helped and catalog all the bacteria present in the human digestive
6:51 am
system. they believe knowing which organisms are there and what they are doing can tell us a lot about what is going on inside our bodies. >> there's a wide range of diseases, everything from obesity to diabetes. >> to take advantage of that information, richmond and her team are launching a start-up called u-bium. kind of a gut level variation on gene sequencing. it's headquartered at an incubator lab at ucf. doug crawford believes the project could pay multiple dividends. >> they are turning science into impact with already success. >> she said the person will receive a kit and send back swab samples from various parts of the body. she said once the dna is sequenced, the company hopes to provide valuable clues about an individual's health style. >> it looks like you are eating more carbohydrates or you are drinking a lot of caffeine. we can see those sorts of
6:52 am
things. she said the raw data could be compared to other databases, benefiting both individuals and the scientific community and unlocking the mysteries in our own bodies. >> carolyn says the test concept isn't the only innovation of project, it's actually being funded by crowd sourcing, using a popular site. the company has signed up more than 350 people in two weeks. prices start around $70 for a single test. we have more information at coming up next, history will be made in tonight's miss america pageant. the disorder one contestant has overcome and her message to young girls.
6:53 am
6:54 am
eveningst winning numbers from last night's $50 million megamillion draw. nobody correctly picked all six so tuesday night's jackpot now
6:55 am
estimated at $62 million. >> the next miss america will be crowned tonight but one contestant is already making history. miss montana, alexis wineman, is the first miss america contestant diagnosed with autism. she said she used to spend hours alone in her room refuse to go talk to anyone. even though she was considered highly functioning, she was ridiculed because of a speech impediment and intense shyness. >> growing up, i was a loner, i barely hung out with anyone. i would stay in my room for hours just not wanting to talk to anyone. the girl you are seeing now is not the same girl you would have saw ten years ago. i have overcome so many of my symptoms. >> alexis credits her family with helping her become comfortable with herself. she said that enabled her to get out and try new things. >> you can see how she does in the 2013 miss america competition tonight at nine right here on abc7. something else you can expect. tomorrow some bart riders will
6:56 am
be a bit underdressed as in they will not be wearing any pants. organizers improv everywhere have declared tomorrow to be the day for the twelfth annual no pants subway ride. the no pants party starts boarding around noon with a group photo planned in front of san francisco's city hall at 1:45. last year there were reportedly more than 600 people taking part. the stunt first began in new york city in 2002 and now take york city in 2002 and now takes place on transit systems worldwide. >> they do have something on, though, right? >> yeah, there are rules. >> afternoon highs, 50 in the city. 52 san jose. overnot tonight a freeze watch for the entire bay area with upper 20s in our valleys of the north and east bay. dry throughout the next seven days. warming up by the end of next week. >> just in time for no pants subway ride.
6:57 am
thanks, lisa. thank you for joining us on the abc7 saturday morning news. the news continues at 8:00 a.m. you asked for it and now the abc7 news exclusive alarm clock app is available for your android phone or tablet and the kindle fire. you can download it for free. of course, it's always available on the i-phone, as well. good
6:58 am
6:59 am
good morning, america. this morning, has it peaked? the worst of the flu outbreak may be behind us. but definitely not over yet. and now, they're running out of flu shots. which of those complementary remedies actually works? and how do you know if you have the flu or just a cold? blame-game. the makers of violent video games meet with vice president biden and come under fire from the nra. will the multibillion-dollar industry make any changes? hollywood history. meet the youngest best actress nominee ever. >> it's kind of hard 'cause i barely knew how to read. >> the critics' little darling with the tricky name the whole world will soon know how to pronounce. and behind the scenes at tonight's miss america pageant. lara spencer has the emotional stories of the contestants, including the radical health decision one contestant will make right after the pageant, win or lose.

ABC7 News 600AM
ABC January 12, 2013 6:00am-7:00am PST

News News/Business. New. (CC)

TOPIC FREQUENCY San Francisco 23, Petaluma 10, Us 9, America 8, California 8, Lisa 6, Oakland 5, Niners 5, Rogers 4, Livermore 4, Audi 3, Candlestick 3, Afghanistan 3, Vivian 3, Charlie 3, Lisa Argen 2, Delta 2, Napa 2, Bakersfield 2, Damian Lillard 2
Network ABC
Duration 01:00:00
Scanned in San Francisco, CA, USA
Source Comcast Cable
Tuner Channel 74 (525 MHz)
Video Codec mpeg2video
Audio Cocec ac3
Pixel width 1280
Pixel height 720
Sponsor Internet Archive
Audio/Visual sound, color

disc Borrow a DVD of this show
info Stream Only
Uploaded by
TV Archive
on 1/12/2013